Government Tendering and Contracting Masterclass

If you’re involved in drafting, negotiating or managing contracts, you need to understand the government procurement and contracting process.


Governments spend significant amounts of money on purchasing goods and services and delivering projects.  The level of scrutiny in relation to how governments go about these activities is ever increasing.  Therefore, if you’re an officer involved in undertaking procurement or administering contracts in government, you need to master the things that we will cover in this workshop.


Who should attend

  • Lawyers and non-lawyers who have existing experience in planning procurements and managing contracts
  • Senior managers who regularly have to make calls on the tough issues in contractual negotiations. 

What we will cover


Day 1  Procurement and Contract basics

  • Government procurement framework
  • Understanding Probity and the procurement process
  • Contract fundamentals - how are contracts formed and what forms do they take
  • Key contractual provisions – understanding key provisions such as time frames, KPIs, indemnities, intellectual property rights, insurance, limitation of liability, liquidated damages etc
  • Drafting tips.

Day 2 – Contract interpretation and management

  • Interpretation of contracts - what do the words mean?
  • Unfair Contracts regime - application to Government and the implications
  • Managing contracts - the principles of wavier, variation and estoppel
  • What to do when things go wrong - breaches, disputes and the model litigant policy
  • Termination.

Each day will have practical workshops, case studies and problem-solving exercises.

What you will learn

At the end of the workshop you’ll:

  • Understand how to conduct a procurement
  • Be more confident in preparing, negotiating and reviewing contracts
  • Know how to interpret a contract correctly
  • Understand the keys to good contract management and addressing non-performance. 

Event Details

Brisbane: 16-17 July
Darwin: Register your Interest
Tasmania: Register your interest

Time: 8.45am for 9.00am - 4.45pm

Clayton Utz Brisbane
Hilton Darwin

Tasmania: TBA

Cost: Inc GST
$3,236 per person
$2,913 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$2,751 per person if in a group of three or more 

Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]


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What our clients say

Government Tendering and Contracting workshop

Very enthusiastic presenter who is very knowledgeable on all topics discussed. Jamie's keenness to involve all the group when delivering this course was great. Well-paced and understandable, with content covered relevant to the case studies and cases provided.

This workshop provided a great opportunity to refresh knowledge, learn some new things and generally enjoy the learning opportunity.

Very engaging and generates interest in topic. Made the content accessible and enjoyable.

You couldn't ask for a better and more engaging presenter. Jamie actually makes legal issues easy to understand.


Support when you need it most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 7 points per day (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.